City of Portland Commissioner, Position 2

Picture of Dan Ryan, candidate for Portland Commissioner, Position 2Dan Ryan

Occupation: Small Business Owner; Equity/Education Advocate

Occupational Background: CEO, All Hands Raised; 30 years of leadership in education, healthcare, arts, and youth advocacy.

Educational Background: University of Oregon, BA; Roosevelt High

Prior Governmental Experience: Portland Public School Board, Chair 2006-2008

Dear Portlanders,
Our city can be a place where we ALL thrive. Portland’s success depends on getting the best team members on City Council. I have a proven track record as a team player and a team leader, and I’d be honored to earn your vote.

Dan’s Priorities Include:

  • Police Reform and Real Accountability
  • COVID Recovery and Community Safety
  • Housing Security for All
  • Climate Action and Job Creation
  • Schools, Parks, and Arts

“Dan Ryan has a long history of commitment to community engagement and will be a partner we can trust on City Council.”
Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty

“Dan Ryan is responsive, respectful, and principled. Dan is the seasoned leader Portland needs. He has my strong support.”
Governor Barbara Roberts

“Dan leads with equity, inclusion and inspiration. I’ve served on many boards and Dan had the ability to align people and play to their strengths. He is a dynamic, humble, and driven leader!”
Karis Stoudamire-Phillips

Dan knows how to build bridges between the private and public sectors. Dan is the right fit to help us innovate out of this crisis.”
Duncan Campbell, Founder Friends of the Children

Dan is a Progressive Champion for Portland
Join Us and Vote for Dan Ryan!

City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty
Kathleen Saadat
Sarah Mensah
Governor Barbara Roberts (1991-1995)
Governor Ted Kulongoski (2003-2010)
Speaker Tina Kotek
County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal
Former Commissioners Serena Cruz & Maria Rojo de Steffey
Portland School Board Members Michelle DePass & Amy Kohnstamm
Reynolds School Board Member Ana Muñoz
Frank Dixon, Former DPO Chair
Sam Adams and Julia DeGraw
Lee Po Cha, IRCO Executive Director
Kimberly Howard, Arts and Education Advocate
Carole Morse, Arts and Education Advocate

For a full list of endorsers

(This information furnished by Dan Ryan for Portland)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.

City of Portland Commissioner, Position 2

Picture of Loretta Smith, candidate for Portland Commissioner, Position 2Loretta Smith

Occupation: Small Business Owner, Community Affairs

Occupational Background: Multnomah County Outreach Director, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

Educational Background: Oregon State University, B.A. Communications

Prior Governmental Experience: Multnomah County Commissioner 2011-2018

“Loretta accomplished something never seen before –securing over $30 million in federal funds for new anti-poverty programs and services for Portland children and families.”
Tony Hopson, Self Enhancement Inc.

Loretta’s Progressive Record:

  • Secured affordable housing for people experiencing mental health crisis and addiction
  • Created 2,000+ jobs for vulnerable youth

“Loretta has been a true partner, winning hard battles to secure federal resources for our city. From championing workers’ rights to increased investments in anti-poverty programs, Loretta is the experienced leader our city needs right now.”
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

“Loretta has the heart necessary to fight the uphill battles standing between the way things are and the way things need to be in the future. Her lived experience raising a black son in Portland is needed as council approaches police reform.”
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Civil Rights Leader

Loretta has experience and vision for Portland’s biggest issues as we recover from COVID-19:

  • Moving homeless people off the streets, into housing with supportive services
  • Building housing that is affordable for Portlanders in every zip code
  • Creating jobs with housing wages and worker protections

“Loretta’s progressive voice will ensure frontline workers and families are protected and prioritized as our city recovers from COVID-19.”
Bob Tackett, Northwest Oregon Labor Council – AFL-CIO

(Partial List)
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle
Former County Commissioner Diane McKeel
State Senator Lew Frederick & State Representative Janelle Bynum
Former Oregon State Senators Avel Gordly & Margaret Carter
Portland Fire Fighters’ Association, IAFF Local 43
Portland Business Alliance
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council
UFCW Local #555
Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37
Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC Greenlight
IBEW Local 48
Oregon Smart Growth PAC
Community Leaders Kali Ladd, Ron Herndon, & Wynne Wakkila

Learn why teachers, nurses, and workers support Loretta at www. votelorettasmith .com

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Loretta Smith)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.